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Maintenance on 18ft outrage
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posted 03-07-2002 04:22 PM ET (US)
followup to earlier posting. I have a house that I can park my boat at in Michigan, I also have a shore station to lift it our of the water. further I am having a canvase cover built for the center console and seat. however the rest of the boat would be unprotected. is this bad? what should I do for the boat?
posted 03-07-2002 07:30 PM ET (US)
I normally keep my boat on a lift during the summer...except when we trailer it over to Lake Michigan or another lake. I keep it covered with the Sunbrella mooring covers, but otherwise don't do anything special for it. The hull has stayed clean and pristine...as far as the decks and motor, I just give it a good scrub and a hosedown once in a while to clean off any bird droppings or bugs. If you can't cover the entire boat, the only thing I would really worry about are the cushions...being exposed to the sun can really do a number on them after a while...
Where is your place in Michigan?
posted 03-07-2002 07:56 PM ET (US)
My place is in Saugatuck Mi, about 30 min north of Benton Harbor, 10 miles south of Holand on the west coast side.
posted 03-07-2002 07:57 PM ET (US)
my place is in Saugatuck on the west coast 30 miles north of benton harbor, 10 miles south of holland. thanks for the reply
posted 03-07-2002 10:05 PM ET (US)
We get to Saugatuck fairly regularly...we have a summer place in Ludington and my in-laws live in Pentwater, so we spend a lot of time on that side of the state. That is a great area for boating and fishing! Your new Outrage ought to be perfect for Lake Michigan and the inland lakes around Saugatuck and Holland. We are trying to put together a "small" (18' and under) Whaler rendezvous sometime this summer...check out the "Whaler Bake-off" thread in the Trips and Rendezvous section of the forum...maybe we'll see you at that get-together.
posted 03-08-2002 09:35 AM ET (US)
That would be great I will keep an eye out for the get together, thanks!
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